Title: Counter-Clock World
Author: Philip K. Dick
Page Count: 160
This book was fascinating because it basically follows the events that take place after time starts running backwards and people start coming back to life in their graves. There are other people whose job it is to go and dig them up again, and we follow what happens to them when a notorious black civil rights leader is due to return.
What’s fascinating to me is that the book was written in 1967 and published in 1968, and yet it so perfectly captures the civil rights movement that it’s almost eerie. It’s almost difficult to believe that Dick wrote it before the assassination of Martin Luther King, but he did.
I will say that it started to drag a little towards the end, though, and so while it’s an excellent concept and a solid execution, it’s not quite flawless. Just good.